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Women Influencing Business

Women Influencing Business

Focus groups and surveys conducted by the Fort Worth Chamber identified that women-owned and operated businesses are sometimes overlooked.  With more than 50 percent of local businesses currently owned and/or operated by women, the Women Influencing Business Steering Committee was formed to plan and implement new initiatives and programs to increase their visibility and to bring everyone to the same table of opportunity.     

Best Workplaces for Women 2013

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its Best Workplaces for Women Awards. Employee satisfaction and commitment are two necessary ingredients in developing high-performing organizations and attracting top talent. The Best Workplaces for Women designation is important in three ways:

  1. Recognizes the importance of employee satisfaction and commitment and ensuring that it is a top priority in many businesses.
  2. Promotes a heightened awareness among senior leaders and provides best practices for Fort Worth-area companies to use in the recruitment and retention of women employees.
  3. Provides job seekers unprecedented insight on opportunities in various industry sectors and highlights high-performing women-friendly businesses that often go unheralded.
Best Workplaces for Women FINALISTS

Small Businesses

Medium Businesses

Large Businesses

 Events, News, Photos


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

PlainsCapital Bank

Weaver's Inspire Initiative

Wells Fargo


WIB Chairwoman

Lisa Lankes

Lisa Lankes
Vice President
Communication, Licensing & Social Media


The Women Influencing Business Executive dinner at Winslow's Wine Cafe.


The Women Influencing Business Steering Committee works together and paints together at “A Piece of Work” on Locke Ave.




Do you want to advance your career, increase your business opportunities and improve your visibility in the community? Would you like to serve on a non-profit or corporate board and no one knows it? Or are you looking for potential board members?  Does the media approach you as a source about your area of expertise? Join the Women Influencing Business LinkedIn Group!

Best Workplaces for Women Award Recipients 2011

Sanford, Baumeister & Frazier PLLC, full-service accounting firm.

Hillwood Properties, full-service industrial and office real estate development company. 

Chesapeake Energy Corporation, unconventional natural gas and onshore.

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For more information about WIB contact:

Pennie Blossom
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce